In 2020, Adobe has decommissioned its Flash Player old versions archive and announced that starting on January 12th, 2021, all Flash Player plugins after an unspecified version would refuse to run any Flash content inside a web browser, locking off a lot of outdated websites and historical digital art. Later, it was found out that the latest version without said lockout was 22.214.171.1241, provided in this archive for Windows, macOS and Linux. The versions suffixed with “pep” are PPAPI (WebKit and Blink), the ones with “ax” are ActiveX (Trident and EdgeHTML) and the ones without suffix are NPAPI (Gecko and Goanna). One can theoretically stay safe using Flash by exerting good judgment and setting one’s browser up to enable click-to-run. Be wise and enjoy the ride.
For a modern web browser that still supports the Flash plugin, I recommend Waterfox Classic, a fork of Firefox 56.
Thanks to the /f/ anons and to foof23 on e621 for bringing this to light.
March 8, 2022 Subject:
When Adobe decided that not only Flash had to be replaced, but purged from the entire internet and browsers, i almost lost a ton of historical, nostalgic and profissional content who existed in my flash files collection, but thanks to this old archived version, i can still run flash files normally. I make use this version alongside the Pale Moon browser and i never encontered any problems whatsoever (except for flash files that used online and/or external resources, these ones i fear are really lost nowadays).
February 2, 2022 Subject:
If you’re having trouble getting it to work…
Please read the item’s description.
You’ll need to uninstall any version with the lockout and then install the right type of this version for your browser’s engine: NPAPI for Gecko/Goanna (Firefox and derivatives), PPAPI for WebKit/Blink (Safari and derivatives – this includes Chrome), or ActiveX for Trident/EdgeHTML (Internet Explorer and derivatives). Besides Flash, you will also need to have a browser that will accept to run Flash Player content – as of 2022, the latest version of all major web browsers will refuse to run any Flash content. You’ll either have to install an older version of a popular web browser or an obscure browser that still supports Flash Player, such as Waterfox Classic (use the NPAPI version of Flash for this one).
February 1, 2022 Subject:
I was able to get it to work and so far so good - Thankyou for the uploads
December 26, 2021 Subject: